Science Goes To The Obsession Movies

The seventh episode of the CUNY series Science Goes to the Movies is available online for your viewing pleasure.  This episode focuses on movies involving sexual obsession – Fatal Attraction, Last Tango in Paris and Fifty Shades of Gray. Hosts Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined in this episode by Dr. Helen Fisher, a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, and Chief Scientific Adviser for  They discuss how sex can affect perception, how men and women approach sex differently, and how the reception of these films reflects changes in culture.

The next episode in the series covers artificial intelligence, comparing the recent film Ex Machina with the 1982 classic film Blade Runner.


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